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Brit Grit Alley features interviews, news and updates on what's happening down British crime fiction's booze and blood soaked alleyways.

By Paul D. Brazill 

A few Brit Grit updates for your delectation.

Byker Books is no more. The splendid Newcastle Brit Grit publishers have called it a day. Byker Books were the first publisher to put my stuff in print – in one of their splendid Radgepacket anthologies – and they also published lots of great books from the likes of Andy Rivers, Nick Quantrill, Darren Sant, Ian Ayris and many more. A sad loss and let’s hope the writers all find homes for their work.

Ritual in the Dark  Essays and Reflections On The Work of Colin Wilson is a new website that looks in detail at the work of the great Brit Grit author and philosopher. The first post takes a look at his novel The Black Room

There’s lots of great new stuff at Grit Fiction’s flash fiction website Near To The Knuckle.

The British Council
team up with Jake Arnott, Val McDermid and others to host a podcast about BritCrime. On 28-30 January. There’s more information here in The Guardian.

David Mark’s Dead Pretty is out now.

There'll be more carryings on down Brit Grit Alley very soon, sorta kinda thing, like.

Paul D. Brazill is the author of The Last Laugh, Guns Of Brixton, Cold London Blues, and Kill Me Quick! He was born in England and lives in Poland. He is an International Thriller Writers Inc member whose writing has been translated into Italian, German and Slovene. He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime. He has edited a few anthologies, including the best-selling True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste. His blog is here.